No Motion passed to ban Fracking in Sligo County Development Plan

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Declan Bree motion

Fracking Free Ireland did attend the meeting with campaigners from some groups. Here a short impression and a short article/podcast on ocean fm.

Declan Bree motion 2

The motion from Cllr Declan Bree to insert a ban on fracking in the Sligo Development Plan was defeated by Fine Gael and Fianna Fail councillors at today’s Council meeting.

The councillors, including Clr Eamon Scanlon, Clr Tom Mc Sharry and Clr Dara Mulvey, voted against Cllr Bree’s proposal to include the ban against fracking in the development Plan.

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Jessica Ernst – In Supreme Court, a Battle Over Fracking and Citizens’ Rights

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We salute Jessica


Jessica Ernst’s long fight to challenge legislation putting energy regulator above the law reaches top court.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 13 Jan 2016,

After years of legal wrangling, Jessica Ernst and Alberta’s powerful energy regulator finally squared off in the Supreme Court of Canada yesterday.
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Letter to UN Working Group on business & human rights on fracking – Josh fox and 511 signatures

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UN working group

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Poem – The beauty of land and water, Tamboran and Northern Ireland, by an Australian campaigner

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climate change Volume 4, Issue 2, January 18, 2016
THANKS TO DAVID from Australia, a poem on Tamboran and Northern Ireland.

‘Tamboran is an Australian miner with ambitions to frack Ireland’
‘(…)Tamboran has threatened a law suit
against the Northern Ireland government
of two billion pounds, for lost future profits(…)’

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NI – Motion: planning permission required for petroleum exploration – passed

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stop the drill

September 2015

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 39/72


of 22 January 2014

on minimum principles for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons (such as shale gas) using high-volume hydraulic fracturing


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“This past week, American firm Schuepbach lost its legal action against the French state to be allowed to frack for shale in Southern France.

The Texas-based oil company had sued the French state for years over the abrogation of two permits in Southern France–the licences of Nant and Villeneuve-de-Berg–which were granted before the country’s anti-fracking law passed in 2011. The permits were repealed soon after.

The administrative court of Cergy-Pontoise in the Paris area rejected the appeal of the American company on December 22, two weeks after the court heard the case

A campaigner comments:

and now we are waiting for the decision of the administrative court of Cergy-Pontoise for the firm Total which have deposed also a legal action to frack in Southern France, we’ll have it around the 15th of january
the drama is not over ….


Ruling: France Will Remain Fracking Free

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Companies (Tamboran and Rathlin Energy) ) are sueing governments and anti-fracking campaigners

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ian crane

Gas company seeks to bankrupt anti-fracking campaigner

RollsBuildingRathlin Energy, a gas exploration company working in East Yorkshire, sought a bankruptcy order this morning against a leading anti-fracking campaigner.

Lawyers representing the company went to the High Court in London to recover thousands of pounds from Ian Crane, a broadcaster and speaker against fracking and the activities of the onshore oil and gas industry.
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